May 15, 2014

Discov3ry paste extruder by Structur3D

Discov3ry is new high end extruder designed for past extrusion of various materials like:
  • Silicone 
  • Icing Sugar 
  • Wood Filler  
  • Drywall compound 
  • Polyurethane 
  • Latex 
  • Clay
  • Many more ...

From company page:
  • The Discov3ry offers printing enthusiasts a simple, ingenious and affordable hardware add-on solution for printing a wide range of pastes. Now Makers can quickly and inexpensively experiment with easily sourced materials, like silicone, clay and cake frosting — allowing them to do more. 
  • CARTRIDGE SYSTEM: The Discov3ry system uses a syringe based cartridge system which keeps your printing materials separate and makes for an easy clean up. Switching from silicone to icing sugar is safe and seamless.
  • HIGH VOLUME AND EASY CLEAN UP: Each cartridge holds over 60cc (cubic centimetres) of your printing material. This is enough material for several prints. Unused material can be capped and saved for later.
  • USE YOUR OWN PRINTER: Discov3ry works with any stepper based desktop 3D printer system. The printing tip is easily mountable and the device plugs into your existing electronics. Slicing and printing works with existing open-source software like Slic3r and Repetier.

It will soon be Kickstartered and probably priced at USD 350 range.

Interview with the creators:

Discov3ry paste extruder is on the table attached to the 3d printer

Printing with polyurethane 

Company homepage:

If you want an see similar DIY paste extruders check projects by Mr. Keep: